'Neath Brooklyn Bridge is a 1942 film released by Monogram Pictures. The film is the eleventh installment in the East Side Kidsseries and one of the more dramatic films of the series, released at a time when they were making lighter, more humorous fare.
This little film though shot in the middle of WWII has no reference to the war beyond having Noah Beery Jr. play a sailor home on leave and as the love interest to teen-age former child actress Ann Gillis now all grown up and zoftic as well. Therefore, it was re-released several times into the 50's and made a ton of money both in theatres and on television.
Danny (Bobby Jordan) is taking the frame for a murder and it's up to Leo Gorcey and company to solve the crime which eventually they do in their own style. It's small time crime and small scale comedy but a film worth seeing again. 40's audiences couldn't seem to get enough of them.
One interesting casting note, Bud Osborne is cast as the nasty step-father to Ann Gillis's character in the beginning of the film and while we know him from literally scores of western roles from the silents on. He never made many films that were not westerns. This is one of them and he chews the part to pieces in what small on screen time he has here. A real pro at work and showing a wider range than usual. Enjoy this one.